Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ...
Tom's and Jerry's vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ...
Witching Hour Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

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Release Date:

17 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bangebuks  »

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(Restored Blu-Ray Edition)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scary radio show that Tom is listening to at the beginning of this short - "The Witching Hour" - was an actual 1940's radio show. The voice that Tom hears on the radio was provided by Martha Wentworth, who hosted "The Witching Hour" as Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem. See more »

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Followed by The Zoot Cat (1944) See more »

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Rather slow, but a decent Tom and Jerry cartoon
4 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now I liked Fraidy Cat in general, though it is quite slow even for a Tom and Jerry cartoon- usually Tom and Jerry goes at a breakneck pace- and there are times when the animation isn't always that great as Tom looks a little odd here. Plus Fraidy Cat could have done with being a minute shorter. Criticisms aside, what I do like about Fraidy Cat is that it is different. The story isn't humorous, but it is a macabre and effective one, and the music is really good. Even the sound effects are very effective, they added to the atmosphere almost flawlessly. Plus there are some good gags, despite the fact the cartoon isn't very funny. The nine lives gag was clever, and the ending with Mammy Two Shoes was a nice, fun surprise. Overall, decent but not great cartoon from our favourite cat and mouse. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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